Thirty-five middle school students from Orcas and San Juan Islands took the stage Wednesday afternoon at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church for the annual Rotary Club Spelling Bee. By the end of the third round, the field was reduced by half. Shark was the first word that eliminated a competitor. It was spelled correctly but the speller forgot to say the word before spelling it. This technical error played a part in five competitors leaving the stage. The words were significantly more difficult in each of the five rounds.
According to Weatherstreet.com snowfall on San Juan Island ranged from 9.5 to 12 inches on December 20, 2022. Lopez Island received 7.5 to 12 inches. The website had only one figure, 11 inches, for Orcas Island. Most likely the snow on the Horseshoe Island is deeper than that.
Witches, Harry Potters, princesses, kings, Colonial Americans, soldiers, bananas, a bag of Reese Pieces, a ghost and even a table paraded through downtown Friday Harbor Monday morning, October 31, 2022. Residents and visitors admired the creativity displayed in the Friday Harbor Elementary School students's costumes. Photos by Matt Pranger
The 45th Annual Island Rec Loop Run took place Saturday, August 20, 2022 and had a first. Never before had a runner gotten lost and still finished second. Cataldo DiDonna of Anacortes explained that the directions said you go by Jacksons Beach - so he did. Even with the mixup he finished second overall with a time of 34:03.
Here are a few photos from the 2022 San Juan County Fair. We still have images of Trashion Fashion, more quilts, more auction, more Zuke 500, exhibit photos, art, horse games, sheep shearing, carnival, more livestock auction, etc. to post. Hope you enjoyed the fair and will enjoy the photos.
Walt Cooter's turquoise '57 Corvette was judged Best of Show at the 2022 Rick Campbell Memorial Hot Rod Show Matt Pranger photo
The annual Rick Campbell Memorial Hot Rod Show drew more than two dozen entries Saturday, August 6 at Lugnuts (CarQuest) on Spring Street in Friday Harbor. Residents and visitors enjoyed looking at the variety of vehicles on display.
Crowds of islanders lined Spring Street to watch the 2022 Fourth of July parade in Friday Harbor Photos by Sharon Kivisto
There were 50 entries in the 2022 Friday Harbor 4th of July parade. San Juan Chamber of Commerce awarded prizes to the following entries in these categories.
Best off Island Entry: Canoe Island French Camp
Judges Special Choice: San Juan Community Theatre
Best Vehicle: San Juan Yacht Club
Best Animal Group: Golden Retrievers
Best Costumed Group: Pirates
Children/Youth: San Juan Island Library
Best Float: Uncle Sam, the Sons of the American Legion.
Best Non-Float: UW Laboratories